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Monson: Eric Griffin was once accused of attempted murder. Now he's striving for a spot with the Utah Jazz

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Colorado Murder Suspects Charged In Killing Of Utah Student

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Colorado Murder Suspects Charged In Killing Of Utah Student


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Letter: GOP hardly leading way in repealing death penalty

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Letter: GOP hardly leading way in repealing death penalty


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Commentary: We must deprive mass murderers of their weapons of choice

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Commentary: We must deprive mass murderers of their weapons of choice


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Sandy police searching for missing, endangered 15-year-old

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4 dead in possible murder-suicide in Utah, police say

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  • Man’s guilty plea upheld in 2009 killing of BYU professor
    Man’s guilty plea upheld in 2009 killing of BYU professor

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    The Utah Supreme Court has rejected a bid by a man convicted of killing a retired Brigham Young University professor in 2009 to withdraw his guilty plea. The justices said in a ruling issued Wednesday that the 30-year-old Benjamin Rettig's guilty plea will stand despite his assertion that his attorney didn't properly explain what he was agreeing to. Rettig pleaded guilty 2011 in to aggravated murder and aggravated kidnapping in the killing of 70-year-old Kat Mortensen at his Payson-area home
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  • Man’s guilty plea upheld in 2009 killing of BYU professor
    Man’s guilty plea upheld in 2009 killing of BYU professor

    , sltrib.com

    The Utah Supreme Court has rejected a bid by a man convicted of killing a retired Brigham Young University professor in 2009 to withdraw his guilty plea. The justices said in a ruling issued Wednesday that the 30-year-old Benjamin Rettig's guilty plea will stand despite his assertion that his attorney didn't properly explain what he was agreeing to. Rettig pleaded guilty 2011 in to aggravated murder and aggravated kidnapping in the killing of 70-year-old Kat Mortensen at his Payson-area home
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  • 4 dead in possible murder-suicide in Utah, police say
    4 dead in possible murder-suicide in Utah, police say

    , magicvalley.com

    MAPLETON, Utah — Police are investigating what they are calling a possible murder-suicide in Mapleton after officers performing a welfare check found four people dead inside a home Thursday night. Police responded to a residence near 1500 North and state Route 89 around 9:30 p.m. because a neighbor reported family vehicles at the home had not moved, lights in the house had been off for multiple days, and the residents had not been seen, according to Mapleton Police Chief John Jackson
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  • 4 dead in possible murder-suicide in Utah, police say
    4 dead in possible murder-suicide in Utah, police say

    , magicvalley.com

    MAPLETON, Utah — Police are investigating what they are calling a possible murder-suicide in Mapleton after officers performing a welfare check found four people dead inside a home Thursday night. Police responded to a residence near 1500 North and state Route 89 around 9:30 p.m. because a neighbor reported family vehicles at the home had not moved, lights in the house had been off for multiple days, and the residents had not been seen, according to Mapleton Police Chief John Jackson
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  • 4 dead in possible murder-suicide in Utah, police say
    4 dead in possible murder-suicide in Utah, police say

    , magicvalley.com

    MAPLETON, Utah — Police are investigating what they are calling a possible murder-suicide in Mapleton after officers performing a welfare check found four people dead inside a home Thursday night. Police responded to a residence near 1500 North and state Route 89 around 9:30 p.m. because a neighbor reported family vehicles at the home had not moved, lights in the house had been off for multiple days, and the residents had not been seen, according to Mapleton Police Chief John Jackson
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  • Utah to pay animal welfare groups $349,000 to settle ‘ag-gag’ lawsuit
    Utah to pay animal welfare groups $349,000 to settle ‘ag-gag’ lawsuit

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    The Utah Attorney General’s Office has agreed to pay animal welfare groups $349,000 to settle a lawsuit over the state’s “ag-gag” law, according to court documents filed on Friday. As long as it’s approved by the Utah Legislature, the $349,000 will cover attorneys’ fees and costs, court documents state. If the Legislature doesn’t fund the payment, the parties will ask a judge to rule on an appropriate amount
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  • Monson: Eric Griffin was once accused of attempted murder. Now he's striving for a spot with the Utah Jazz
    Monson: Eric Griffin was once accused of attempted murder. Now he's striving for a spot with the Utah Jazz

    , sltrib.com

    Utah Jazz and Salt Lake City Stars forward Eric Griffin’s ongoing sojourn toward the NBA is just like so many other hopefuls’ circuitous paths … except for that one little divergence, the one where he was arrested for and thrown in jail on attempted murder charges. “If it wasn’t for that, I’d already be in the NBA,” he said, looking straight down at the floor, shaking his head, after a Stars practice on Friday
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  • Man’s guilty plea upheld in 2009 killing of BYU professor
    Man’s guilty plea upheld in 2009 killing of BYU professor

    , sltrib.com

    The Utah Supreme Court has rejected a bid by a man convicted of killing a retired Brigham Young University professor in 2009 to withdraw his guilty plea. The justices said in a ruling issued Wednesday that the 30-year-old Benjamin Rettig's guilty plea will stand despite his assertion that his attorney didn't properly explain what he was agreeing to. Rettig pleaded guilty 2011 in to aggravated murder and aggravated kidnapping in the killing of 70-year-old Kat Mortensen at his Payson-area home
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